In each of her cases, Meredith strives to not only make the community safer through litigation and fierce advocacy, but also give her clients individualized attention and tools that can help them grow and move past the trauma they have suffered. Meredith represents employees who have experienced discrimination and harassment, survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence, and people who have been injured by negligent drivers, doctors, and corporations.
For example, she has helped women experiencing sexual harassment bring successful claims, make safety changes in their workplaces to effectively respond to harassment, and even move on to more fulfilling and inspiring jobs. She represented Justin W. in a bicycle accident case in which his injuries made him unable to work, forced him to move, and sent him on downward spiral of depression. After working with her, Justin’s feedback was, “My conversations with Meredith completely transformed my life.”
Meredith is a certified life coach through The Life Coach School (the most distinguished boutique life coaching school in the country), and she uses the coaching tools and techniques to help her clients throughout the litigation process. Before joining Johnson Johnson & Schaller in 2014, Meredith was a judicial clerk at Lane County Circuit Court for the Honorable Ilisa Rooke-Ley and the Honorable Suzanne Chanti. She was a legal assistant before deciding to go to law school, and has worked in the law in one way or another since 2005.
Meredith received undergraduate and law school degrees from the University of Oregon. After graduating with her undergraduate degree, cum laude, as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, in 2003, she volunteered to teach English with the Peace Corps in Lozova, Kharkovska Oblast, Ukraine. In law school, Meredith was an Oregon Child Advocacy Project Fellow, Frohnmayer Scholar, Janssen Scholar, constitutional law tutor, and Executive Editor of the Oregon Law Review. She also studied modern-day human trafficking in Zanzibar, Tanzania, before graduating in 2012.
Meredith is licensed to practice law in Oregon federal, state, and appeals courts. She is a certified mediator. She is a guardian member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and the Chair of the Lane County Bar Association Mentoring Committee.
Co-Author, “Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination,” Chapter 13, 2 DAMAGES (OSB Legal Pubs, 2016), forthcoming